Worldbuilders Blog

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Half. A Million. Dollars, y’all.

We've officially reached our goal of $500,000, but that doesn't mean we're done yet! Let's check back with Renuka Begum to see what she did when her program hit this milestone. Spoiler: It involves a heifer!

The Stardust ARC: Back for More!

There's a very special book, with a very special story. Not just the story that's within its pages (though, that story is highly recommended), but the story surrounding the book, how it came to be part of the Worldbuilders fundraiser, and how many lives it has touched in the past decade. Are you ready for the story of a book?

Meet Shopna Khatun!

You've been seeing the smiling faces of children holding goats in a lot of our photos over the years. This year, we'd like to tell you exactly why we prefer those photos, and exactly who you see smiling at you in all of our promotional material this year. Her name is Shopna Khatun.

What are Critiques and Tuckerizations?

We have a number of charity auctions for Critiques and Tuckerizations, as well as a team page where you have a chance to win manuscript critiques in the lottery. But what exactly are they, and why would you want one? Read on!

Heifer International: Playing the Long Game

Today, we attempt to let Heifer International explain a little about what they do and how, and we end up interrupting anyway because we're just too excitable about all of it.

At $300,000, we’ve funded the start of the hard work!

Thanks to everyone who helped us use $150,000 in matching funds to get us to $300,000! Remember our last blog, where we introduced you to Farida Begum? Her life kept changing for the better, and we'd like to tell you how!

Charity Auctions – Bid on cool stuff!

All our auctions are now live! Bid on cool stuff like books, gaming supplies, handmade art, manuscript critiques, and cameos in upcoming books. All the money we raise through these auctions will go to Heifer International, and everything we sell will go to a good home.